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Projects NL '40 Mercury coupe build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by rubens, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

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    Hi Hambers,

    I 've been around for a while.
    Some of you know me from the FAS, others from my '54 Dodge Kingsled (kingsway).

    I recently bought a "40 Mercury coupe from Spain (Barcelona), and brought it over to the Netherlands.
    The plan is to build a traditional custom, with the "Matranga Merc" in mind.

    The Merc is a right hand drive car from Argentina, and it's gonna changed into LHD. I really dig the traditional looks/ colors/ wheels/ interiors from the early customs, but I'll probably go for a modern engine/ driveline to keep up todays traffic and for long distance roadtrips.

    Cheers Ruben

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  2. rustryder
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
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    COOL THREaD BRO,i AM CURRENTLY COLLECTING PARTS FOR MY 40 MERC. I CHOPPED IT FIRST SO i could get excited for the work ahead.ron
     

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  3. Subscribed.....let the show begin........
     
  4. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
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    Nice one Rustryder! I found out that it's quite hard to find parts :-(
    I hope to find better rear fenders, mine are really rough..

    Anybody knows or '40 ford ones are the same?
     

  5. hacknwhack
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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    from mass

    Subscribed im im

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  6. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,715

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    Cool car! Good luck with it. You guys do awesome car builds over there so I'll be watching this one too!
    NRM
     
  7. castirondude
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 496

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    Cool! You have a high standard to live up to with the car hauler. Well in the netherlands they make it so difficult you have to really really want the car..
     
  8. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

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    from Nor Cal

    Hey Rubens, good luck man! Yes 40 ford rear fenders are different.
     
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  9. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

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    Thanks guys! :)
     
  10. He Ruben

    Great find and one of the very few in Holland.
    Reminds me to start again on my 39 Merc coupe that is collecting dust for about 9 years now.
    If you need some info or measurements come and look at my pile

    Groeten Hennie
     
  11. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

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    Hi Hennie,

    Really hard to find, but finally.. :)
    Do you have spare parts???

    Cheers Ruben
     
  12. Hi Ruben

    No i don't have spares. I tried to find running boards for it in Holland, cause mine are 50 % gone but without luck. My rear fenders are also pretty beat up and rusted.

    Is your car complete with windowtrim etc. ?

    My car has plenty rust but is mostly complete with nice trim, grill and dash and no mayor things missing.

    Good luck and talk to you later, Hennie
     
  13. HD DUDE
    Joined: Mar 4, 2013
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    Checking in. Cheers.
     
  14. low51fan
    Joined: Nov 17, 2013
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    I do like those 40 Mercs
     
  15. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

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    @Hennie- The car is for 90% complete.

    All the windowtrim is there, and in pretty good shape :)
    I have the same problem with the rear fenders, and the running boards are missing.
    The body is quite good.

    Also the interior is complete with all the window garnish, the original RHD Dash (good shape) , and a LHD dash is allready there..

    You're lucky that you have the running boards, you can use them as a template for new ones.
    I'll problaby visit you when I need those LOL

    Cheers Ruben
     
  16. Good to hear it's almost complete Ruben.
    Your welcome to come by and i will follow the progress on your car.

    Groeten Hennie
     
  17. sakoe
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
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  18. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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    Another '40 Merc Coupe going under the knife. There's a handful being built right now on the HAMB. Never get enough of these cars


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  19. nice project Ruben
     
  20. You might check with Sledge here on the HAMB as
    He is currently working on two Merc coupes
    and has done others. He might have some
    Parts or know good sources. Good luck on
    Your build.
     
  21. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006

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    very cool,subscribed!!
     
  22. Hi Ruben

    Any news or updates ?
     
  23. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

    rubens
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    Hi folks, finally some updates...

    The merc went to Tristan Kustomizing (NL).
    Here are a few pics after sandblasting.
    There's a little more rust damage then we thought...[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  24. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
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    from Calgary

    Cool, I think most come out of blasting worse that thought......
     
  25. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

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    [​IMG]
    Kustomizing has started...

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  26. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174

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    Old v/s New

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    New Floor ;-)
     
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  27. Looking forward to following this!
     
  28. Pete Fox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
    Posts: 101

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    from Belgium

    I have a chopped 40 Merc coupe wich needs finishing and wich I could sell, but no spare parts!
     

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